Adjunct Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria BC Canada, V8W 2Y2
and Atmospheric Sciences Building, Room SCI A213,
University of Victoria
Telephone (250) 363-8230
How will marine planktonic ecosystems respond to a future ocean that will be warmer, more
stratified, more acidic, and less oxygenated?
study the interactions between marine planktonic ecosystems,
physical oceanographic processes and a changing climate. My aims are
twofold: first, to understand and forecast how marine ecosystems
will respond to a changing climate, and second, to understand the role marine ecosystems
play in the oceanic cycling of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse
gases. I develop coupled physical-biogeochemical models of
the ocean, including the planktonic ecosystem, the carbon cycle and other
biogeochemical cycles. I was Coordinating Lead Author in
the 1995 IPCC Climate Change report (SAR) of a chapter
titled "Marine biotic responses to environmental change and feedbacks to climate", and in the
2007 4th IPCC Assessment (AR4) of a chapter titled "Couplings between changes in the climate system and
biogeochemistry". I have served on the Joint Steering
Committee for the World Climate Research Programme and on the international Scientific Steering
Committee for SOLAS (the Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere
Study). I am located in the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis in the Wright Centre at
the University of Victoria. Currently I chair the coordinating committee for the Ocean Acidification Program of MEOPAR
(Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction, and Response), a Canadian Networks of Centres of Excellence network
led by Dalhousie University.
- B.Sc. (Hon.) Physics (Calgary), Ph.D. Ocean Physics
- Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans
Canada: Bedford Institute of Oceanography (1972-1977), Institute of
Ocean Sciences (1977-2010).
- Fellow of the Royal Society
- Wooster Award for significant scientific contributions to
Pacific marine science, North Pacific Marine Sciences Organization
- T.R. Parsons Award for Excellence in Ocean Research,
and Oceans Canada & Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic
- President's Prize, Canadian Meteorological and
Oceanographic Society, 1988.
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for "their efforts to build up and
disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay
the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change".
Hutchison Medal (shared), UK Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2013.
[Full CV, PDFfile]
Committees and Appointments
Co-author, External Review of the Dalhousie Oceanography Department, Halifax, Canada, April 2015.
- Member, Core Group of Experts on Ocean Science in Canada, Council of Canadian Academies, 2011-2012.
- Co-convenor, Workshop on 'Potential impacts of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems
and fisheries', PICES/ICES/UNESCO Symposium on 'Climate change effects on fish and fisheries',
Sendai, Japan, April, 2010.
- Member, Deputy Minister's Science Management Board,
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2008-2010.
Member, British Columbia Premier's Climate Action Team, 2007-2008.
- Coordinating Lead Author in the IPCC Climate Change 2007 AR4
report of chapter titled "Couplings between changes in the climate
system and biogeochemistry".
- Convening Lead Author in the IPCC Climate Change 1995 SAR report
of chapter titled "Marine biotic responses to environmental change and
feedbacks to climate".
- International and Canadian SOLAS Scientific Steering Committees
- Joint Scientific Committee for the World Climate Research
Updated March 2017